London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Food Science

This degree focuses on food analysis and food microbiology, as well as product development and quality control. Staff are active within the Institute of Food Science and Technology and regularly involved with the food industry as expert consultants. Our food business development colleagues are also involved in teaching and work closely with us. The course includes opportunities for an industry work placement. This course allows students to study food analysis, sensory analysis, food microbiology related to food safety, spoilage and fermentation's, and product development and quality control. The structure of the course gives students a core of essential knowledge and skills for their future careers. They can choose to emphasise laboratory-based subjects such as food microbiology and food analysis or areas such as quality assurance or food production and development including sensory analysis. The subjects in the course develop their knowledge of food manufacturing and processing, analysis and testing packaging, storage, distribution, , legal-aspects, sustainability and food security.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree (or above) in food science or a related subject, such as microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition or agricultural sciences, or equivalent overseas qualification. Mature students with lesser qualifications but extensive appropriate experience will be considered on an individual basis. Proficiency in the English language is essential and international students are expected to meet the University�s English qualification requirements. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced food analysis; food microbiology and safety; scientific research methodology for food scientists; food business and product development; advanced food processing.

Assessment methods

The assessment strategy not only gives assessment of your knowledge, understanding and abilities but provides a wide range of experience particularly in key skill areas to prepare students for their future careers in different areas of the food industry. Students gain experience in critical analysis, literature searching, poster presentations, data handling and analysis and practical skills. Assessments comprise written assignments, laboratory logs and poster presentations and there are 2 exams. Students undertake a research project and submit a final dissertation that is defended in an oral exam.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,965 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 885 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
North Campus Camden N7 8DB South East
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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